In 2000, volunteers in Brunswick, Maine, endeavored to survey different kinds of open space ranging from scenic vistas to baseball fields. One special type of open space we inventoried was cemeteries. I thought we’d find maybe 10 of them and I’d be done my part of the survey in one summer. That was nearly two decades ago and we’re up to almost 40 cemeteries and burying places. Some are single headstones hidden in the woods. Others are traditional family burial grounds on early farms. Still others are larger with grand monuments and ancient shade trees.
Join me as I post stories of those who came before us and whose work and strength of character created the community and families so dear to us.
For older cemetery transcriptions go to http://www.cemeteriesofbrunswick.org. Volunteers from all parts of the country are working to bring up-to-date files to the site.
Enjoy ~ Barbara A. Desmarais